Nonviolent Response to Terrorism
About the Book
Terrorism, which by definition targets civilians, is unacceptable, but a violent response to violence usually causes more violence. This book outlines some of the best thinking about nonviolent methods of resisting terrorism in the growing fields of international aid and nonviolent interposition.
The first section covers immediate nonviolent response to terrorism: international negotiations, mediations, and adjudication, UN and citizen sanctions, cross-cultural communication, citizen initiatives, international treaties and the World Court, the International Criminal Court, and nonviolent resistance through raising consciousness to mobilization and resisting state-sponsored terror. The second section, on long-term non-violent response to terrorism, discusses halting arms trade and militarism, stopping arms flow to terrorists, “defunding” the military, building sustainable just economies, aid to the poor, reducing privileged overconsumption, peace and conflict education, understanding and using the media, refugee repatriation, and helping indigenous liberation struggles.
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About the Author(s)
Tom H. Hastings teaches in the graduate program of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University.
Tom H. Hastings
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, references, index
Copyright Date: 2004
Table of Contents
Part I. Immediate Nonviolent Response 21
One : Smart Sanctions 23
Two : Mediation 33
Three : Law 61
Four : Nonviolent Resistance 86
Part II. Long-Term Nonviolent Response 113
Five : Halt Arms Trade and Militarism 116
Six : Build Sustainable Just Economies 130
Seven : Education and Media 157
Eight : Refugee Repatriation and Support of Indigenous Struggles 183
Nine : Conclusions 201
Appendix: Three Essays 213
Bel Canto Forgiveness Narrative: Terror and the Philosophy of Conflict Resolution 213
Plato, Socrates and Love Combat Terrorism 227
Perception Is Reality: Apathy Breeds Terrorism 229
Book Reviews & Awards
“readable, informed, and well-documented…combines the concrete experience of an activist and the theoretical knowledge of a scholar…insightful reflections…invaluable contribution…highly recommended”—Choice.